What are the most useful tools in an Asian kitchen?
September 29, 2011 1:01 PM Subscribe
What kitchen tools are necessary for a home cook in a western country looking to try their hand at creating dishes traditionally found in east and southeast Asia?
posted by nathaole to food & drink (16 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I would like to start experimenting with recipes from China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam and eventually tackle a dish or two from other areas in that region of the world.
I live in a somewhat remote area with no access to an Asian grocery, so I plan to purchase the kitchen accessories online and have them shipped. I'd like to put in a large one-time order to reduce the costs and impacts associated with shipping.
I'm familiar with ingredients used in Asian cooking, but would appreciate your recommendations for tools to facilitate the cooking process.
I have a wok, a mortar and pestle, and a rice cooker.